SALES AT A GLANCE
Here’s a quick guide to show the different packages we offer. Whether you’re looking for a low cost hands on option , our best selling traditional agency service or something truly bespoke & all inclusive we’re sure you can find it with Allison & Co.
WHAT WE DO
We’re ALWAYS optimistic and NEVER unrealistic in our valuation of your property. Our Property Agents do careful research beforehand and will happily guide you through their marketing price rationale.
We don’t mind if you need time to mull things over and we’ll certainly never rush you into signing up. Additionally we don’t believe in tying customers into contracts so ours are zero tie in.
We take exceptional photographs and write engaging descriptions, which together with high quality maps and floorplans attract more serious qualified buyers to view your home.
We offer a variety of packages to suit a growing demand for tailored estate agency, ranging from our “Simply” range, to our best selling “High Street” service through to our “Exclusive” offering.
We believe in showing a property off to its full potential and will let you know how you can maximise its value and appeal.
We actively work to stay ahead of market trends, emerging areas and what current buyers are looking for.
Personal Account Manager
Unlike any other agency, the Allison & Co Property Agent that comes to value your property will be the same one creating the advert, taking photographs, talking to buyers about it, conducting viewings, securing an offer and seeing the sale through to completion. No more being passed around from pillar to post – you deal with one person throughout.
Promoting Your Property
To ensure your property gets maximum exposure we promote it on Rightmove & 21 other property portals, social media channels including Facebook and Twitter, our fully responsive user friendly Allison&Co website and in an LED display in our busy branch window.
Caring For You
We understand the emotions involved in selling your property. More often than not sellers are also buying another property at the same time and it can be incredibly stressful. We will do our upmost to support you through it.
A Team You Can Trust
Allison & Co reflect transparency, integrity and professional standards. If you have any problems at any time, you can call or email Allison. She’s the MD and company owner so any issues will be resolved quickly.
We believe in showing every property off to its full potential. We recognise that buyers and applicants make a decision in the first 30 seconds of a viewing. In our experience, if a buyer has already taken time out to view your property having ticked off the boxes from the initial advert including its price, location and floorplan then what they are now looking for is the “feel” of the property.
Our showcase service is aimed at creating “look good, feel-good” properties. Whether it be de-cluttering, de-personalising, room re-arrangement, colour changes, furniture additions/replacements, DIY, gardening, re-modelling or creating additional space our aim is always the same – to present the property in such a way to optimise its saleability and obtain the highest price possible. Often making small changes can have a big impact. We know where to make those changes. We will work with your budget and more importantly let you know what return you can expect for making such an investment. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much value you can add!
Every project is tailor made to you and your property. Our showcase expert will conduct an initial free consultation, typically lasting 30 minutes. They’ll work with your budget, offer advice and explore options with you. You are not obligated to Allison & Co for the implementation of any of the ideas but please bear in mind that using other contractors could dilute the impact of the changes, thereby undermining the desired value.
Here’s a sample of recent showcase work undertaken:
CASE STUDY – SALFORD VENDOR
Project Overview – Attic Room Décor
Budget – £1,000
Value Added – £3,000
Profit Realised – £2,000 (plus the new buyer purchased the bed by separate arrangement)
Allison & Co visited the property to carry out a sales valuation. The owners had recently converted the loft on their 3 bed semi to add a 4th bedroom. They were sure that since the hard work was done, it’d be preferable to leave the room empty so buyers could add their own stamp.
Allison & Co explained that by marketing the property as a 4 bed family home it’d be a good idea to dress the room as a 4th bedroom since most viewers do not have a good imagination for what a room could look like. Clever storage would also make the room look bigger. The vendors decided to do the wardrobes themselves but used Allison & Co’s showcase service for the carpet, furniture and dressing.
CASE STUDY – ELLESMERE PARK VENDORS
Allison & Co visited the property to carry out a sales valuation. The 3 bed semi was already in excellent condition however the vendors were keen to explore whether further value could be added. They didn’t want to start looking for their next property until they were certain what their budget was going to be. The vendors loved their house overall but felt the front lacked “kerb appeal”.
Allison & Co proposed a relocation of the entry point from the side and housing this in a new attractive porch, thereby face-lifting the front aspect. The vendors loved the simplicity of this idea and felt it would definitely make theirs stand out from neighbouring properties. They decided to make the change and were delighted with the result. The property went on the market, 5 viewings were carried out, 3 offers were received and a sale was agreed within 5 days.
CASE STUDY – WORSLEY VENDOR
Project Overview – De-clutter and dress property
Budget – £1,500
Value Added – £6,000
Profit Realised – £4,500 (and took the stylish accessories to her new home)
Allison & Co visited the property to carry out a sales valuation. The vendor wanted a quick sale and to get as much for their 4 bedroom semi as possible. The house was in an area of high demand but was extremely cluttered with personal effects. The vendor indicated she had no desire to spend money or time on the property.
Allison & Co carefully pointed out that to sell the property in its current condition would not ultimately give her what she wanted. There were also a number of other similar properties for sale in the area. Some quick wins were discussed around de-cluttering and dressing the property for sale and the vendor bought into the plan. When the property went live a few weeks later it did generate a lot of interest. After 3 viewings, positive feedback but no offers the vendor was concerned that the investment hadn’t paid off however viewer No 4. absolutely fell in love with it and made an offer. The sale was agreed within 8 days of the marketing date.
CASE STUDY – WIGAN VENDOR
Allison & Co visited the property to carry out a sales valuation. The vendors had a beautiful 5 bed period property which was partly converted into 2 dwellings when they bought it. They had restored it back to its original single dwelling during the last 2 years but had left one remaining room which was previously an upstairs kitchen. They felt that by leaving this room undone it would give potential buyers their own project to do, especially as they were that way inclined themselves. The remainder of the house was done to impeccable standards and had its own distinct style.
Allison & Co felt the property was suited to a discerning audience but knew that a 5 bed, 1 bath property could also affect interest levels. The vendors agreed that a 5 bed, 2 bath property would restore the balance in the accommodation on offer. As the room was not being utilised there was minimal disruption in creating the second bathroom. The vendors were wowed by the makeover and felt it genuinely finished off their home. Whilst waiting for the bespoke cupboard to house the boiler and pipes, the owners are deciding if they want to sell after all.